Close to 43,000 acres. Prairie, bogs, hardwoods and pine forests.
The refuge has an interpretive center, hiking trails, auto tour
routes as well as boating available on refuge lakes and ponds.
Managed by the USFWS.
Best Times To Visit: April through June, August
Birds To Look For: Common Loon;
Wood Duck; Bald Eagle; Red-shouldered and Broadwinged Hawks; Peregrine Falcon; Ruffed Grouse; American
Woodcock; Winter, Sedge and Marsh Wrens; many neotropical migrants
including 25 species of warblers possible in mid-May.
Rarities seen include: White-winged Scoter; Great Gray
Owl; Black-backed Woodpecker; Boreal Chickadee; Townsend’s
Solitaire; Northern Mockingbird; Cerulean Warbler and Spotted
Notes For Birding The Area:
Checklist available. Stop at the visitor center for current
information. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays year-round,
and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. summer weekends. Please share wildlife
sightings with refuge staff. Closed federal holidays.
Contact: Tamarac NWR, 35704 Co. Hwy. 26, Rochert,
MN 56578, (218) 847-2641